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president obama's handling of libya in the wake of the killings of the u.s. diplomats but when one heckler interrupted the former governor today, he abruptly canceled a moment of silence that he had planned. republican presidential candidate mitt romney's bus was met by cheering supporters in a park in the city of fairfax. but the event quickly faced a detour. >> northern virginia could well determine who the next president is. and i hope you make that decision to get me elected. >> reporter: romney said he would start the rally with a moment of silence for chris stevens and three others killed in libya. but did not, after being heckled. >> it is a tragedy to lose such a wonderful. [ overlapping speakers ] -- >> wonderful people that have been so wonderful and appreciate their service for the country. >> reporter: a man in the crowd yelled at the governor, accusing him of politicizing the libyan killings and demanding that romney apologize. the man was shouted down by the crowd and quickly removed. >> i would offer a moment of silence but one gentleman doesn't want to be silent so
and the pentagon has approved the movement of 50 u.s. marines which will be sent to libya as we speak to polster defenses in political consumption. official areti still investigatg who was behind the attack, which coincided with the 11th 11th anniversary of 9/11.9/ at first, it appeared to be an out of control demonstration by muslim protestors, over set over a movie -- upset over a move think they say mocks muhammed. but it might have been a cover. officials indicate islamic extremists used the crisis at the u.s. consulate to unleer a premeditated assault against the u.s. symbol on the 9/11 anniversary. >> the united states condemn inn the strong gels determs this outrageous and stroking attack. >> president obama con the attacks, and killing of u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> we reject all efforts to ten great of beliefs of others, butu there is no justification toj this type of senseless violence. >> reporter: the president then went to the state department to mourn with employees. secretary of state said the lynn indian government was not -- libyan government was not involved. >> a free an
.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens thought he was on an al qaeda hit list before his death, according to a cnn report out today. stevens reportedly worried about a rise in islamic extremism in libya. stevens and three other americans died in an attack on the u.s. embassy there last week. protesters were angry over a movie mocking the prophet muhammad. u.s. officials are investigating whether the attack was planned in advance. deputy secretary of state william burns is attending a memorial service for stevens tonight. that's happening in tripoli. >>> meantime, france is closing embassies and schools in 20 countries. french leaders are afraid of violent protests over cartoons mocking the prophet muhammad. the magazine's publisher says it's all about free speech. but as nbc's michelle kosinski reports the cartoons angered some already fired up over an anti-islam movie. >> reporter: today there was a protest outside the french embassy in tehran. and here in paris. no incidents, although yesterday someone threw a grenade into a kosher grocery in a suburb, causing some minor injuries. it's not reall
attack. but there is still plenty of questions about what led up to the deadly attack in libya. nbc's danielle lee as senators tried to get answers on capitol hill. >> reporter: sitting before the senate homeland security committee, three of the top u.s. security officials called this scene last week that deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, where four americans died evidence the u.s. continues to be vulnerable to terrorist attacks. >> they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack. >> reporter: much else remains unanswered or under dispute. was al qaeda involved? >> we are looking at indications that individuals involved in the attack may have had connections to al qaeda. >> reporter: was the attack planned like the libyan government insists or spontaneous like intelligence officials believe? >> i just don't think that people come to protests equipped with rpgs and other heavy weapons. >> we are conducting interviews, gathering evidence, and trying to sort out the facts. >> reporter: as investigators sort out the facts the families of those men killed are
. >> reporter: but after benghazi, the u.s. ambassador to libya asass natd, three more americans murdered, with egypt run by islamists, syria out of control, mitt romney campaigning in colorado blamed barack obama. >> these are not bumps in the road, these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. this is time for a president who will shape events in the middle east. >> reporter: in our presidential election, romney is trailing in colorado and in ohio, a must-win state for him where he campaigns tomorrow. >> and look, we're going to win. no question in my mind we're going to win. >> reporter: six weeks to go. one reason president obama is limiting diplomatic time at the u.n. and his united nations speech tomorrow will be mostly aimed at american voters. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> in a related development, iran's president also in new york to address the u.n. today he called for the elimination of israel. president mahmoud ahmadinejad made that statement to reporters. the national security council said president ahmadinejad's comments are characteristically disgu
an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the u.s. diplomat who loved libya, but who was murdered there. his u.s. consulate in benghazi burned. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> reporter: there was no sympathy from the president. but he called for a deeper look into the root causes of anti-u.s. muslim rioting, and demanded that muslim leaders do more now. >> it is time to marginalize those who even when not directly resorting to violence use hatred of mercator west or israel as the central organizing prine iie of politics. >> reporter: iran's president, ahmadinejad yesterday called for the elimination of israel. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: israeli prime minister netanyahu publicly pushed obama to threaten force against iran. he didn't. >> america wants to resolve this issue through time diplomacy, and we believe there is still time and space to do so. >> reporter: mitt romney was in new york saying not enough good jobs in muslim natio
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